Kristen Mary Jenner is a San Diego-based American television personality, entertainment manager, producer, businesswoman, and author. She rose to prominence as a star of the reality television show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’
Kris Jenner’s full name at birth was Kristen Mary Houghton, and her parents were Mary Jo Shannon and Robert True Houghton. She was born on November 5, 1955 in San Diego, California. Her upbringing was difficult, and she has said that her father had a manipulative personality and that her parents were constantly arguing when she was growing up.
When she was seven years old, her parents got a divorce, and owing to the many issues that existed in the household, her mother was awarded exclusive custody of the children. Mary Jo took custody of Kris and her younger sister Karen and raised them in Clairemont, California, after Robert fully withdrew from the picture.
After those few years had passed, her mother went on to remarry a guy whose name was Harry Shannon. 1973 was the year when Kris completed his high school education at Clairemont. After graduating from high school, she worked for a short time in a donut shop and then went on to become a flight attendant for American Airlines for a period of one year.
On July 8, 1978, Kris tied the knot with Robert Kardashian. When she was only 17 years old, the two of them became acquainted. The marriage was blessed with four children: Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe for their daughters, and Rob for their only son.
In the 1990s, when OJ Simpson was on trial for murder, one of Robert Kardashian’s high-powered defense attorneys was OJ Simpson. This earned Robert Kardashian a lot of notoriety. In 1991, Robert and Kris went their separate ways. Robert passed away in 2003 from complications related to esophageal cancer.
In 1991, Kris tied the knot with Bruce Jenner, a former Olympic athlete. After only five months of knowing each other, they were already engaged. Kendall and Kylie are Bruce and Kris’s two daughters together from their previous relationship. When Kris and Bruce Jenner got married, Kris immediately became Bruce’s manager and took over the direction of the family’s franchise by negotiating endorsement deals and marketing Bruce’s career.
In 2007, Kris Jenner sat down with the producer Ryan Seacrest to discuss the possibility of creating a reality programme that would focus on the day-to-day activities of Kris Jenner and her family as they relate to their roles as celebrity influencers.
She was given the idea by television producer Deena Katz, who had visited her peculiar home, found what she experienced to be entertaining, and recognised the reality show potential of what she had witnessed. Seacrest owned his own production firm and dispatched a cameraman to follow the family around their home to get candid shots of them in their natural environment.
After reviewing the tape, he came to the conclusion that it would be best to press forward with the project while keeping the hit MTV show “The Osbournes” in mind as a source of inspiration. The reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” originated from these events. The E! Entertainment Network decided to air the show, and Jenner was promoted to executive producer.
The episode focuses on the potential for conflict that arises when a blended celebrity family has multiple children who are close in age to one another. In addition to that, it focuses on the personal lives and professional endeavours of the Kardashian and Jenner children. Since its premiere on American television on October 14, 2007, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” has become one of the longest-running reality television shows in the history of the medium in the United States.
In addition to her role as a cast member on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Jenner is also the CEO of the Los Angeles-based Jenner Communications. She has coined the term “momager” to refer to herself because she manages the careers of all five of her daughters and has dubbed herself the “momager” of the family.
“Kris Jenner…and All Things Kardashian” was the title of Jenner’s autobiography, which was published in November of 2011. In addition, she is the author of a cookbook titled “In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites,” which reflects her enthusiasm for the culinary arts. It was released to the public in October of 2014.
OJ Simpson Trial
At the time when Robert Kardashian and Kris Humphries got married, O.J. Simpson was Robert’s best friend, and Kris rapidly grew very close to Nicole Brown Simpson, who was O.J.’s wife at the time. When she heard that Nicole had been murdered and that O.J., a family acquaintance, was suspected of committing the crime, her world came crashing down around her.
Because Robert had been a lawyer on the defence team for OJ and had garnered national celebrity and attention from the media storm during the highly-publicized and heated trial, it was a very difficult and upsetting period for the family. Robert had been on the defence team for OJ. During this time, Kris was pregnant with Kendall, and she decided to honour a close friend of hers by giving Kendall the middle name Nicole.
What is Kris Jenner’s net worth and salary?
Kris Jenner is a reality television celebrity in the United States, as well as a producer, media personality, and author. Her net worth is estimated to be $170 million. Kris Jenner is a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, although she is arguably best known for her appearances on the reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and as the mother of Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian, as well as Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner.